- Parents are legally responsible for making sure their child is in school every day.
- Attendance is taken daily at the start of every class.
- There are only five scenarios that schools accept as a legitimate reason for a child's absence. They are: illness, a doctor's appointment, family death, religious holiday, court appearance.
- Middle and high school students who miss more than seven days of school in one semester risk getting a course grade of "failure due to attendance" for the semester.
- Students with good attendance are more likely to graduate high school.
- Students with good attendance are more likely to go to college, earn more money and stay out of jail.
- Good attendance starts early. Preschoolers with good attendance adopt a "habit" of going to school every day.
Content provided by the Springfield Public Schools.